How weird. ADHD is largely hereditary. It runs in my family, in a big way. How bizarre to blame breech birth for it. At least they could have picked something like Asperger's that doesn't appear to be hereditary, not directly anyway.
Originally Posted by tammyswanson
"...There are many who warn that even successful vaginal deliveries of breech babies result in what are called "soft" neurological signs-that is, not brain damage, but Attention Deficit Disorder, dyslexia, hyperactivity, and the like."...
Originally Posted by saskiaofthewoods
I read once that most docs are simply afraid they could have to go to court if they do not use c section. No clue why... I read in Ina May Gaskins book that it is not that hard at all to deliver breech babies. Maybe docs do not even learn this anymore?
Seriously, I thought about this lately. Maybe somebody who becomes a doctor now does not even learn anymore how a normal, natural birth looks like. They just learn to use their drugs and their machines, so that is what they do. Not because they are mean, but because it is the only thing they know. So they are really trying to do their best. At least some of them.... Maybe we should force them to spend a summer on the farm in Tennessee with Ina May, so they learn something they usually do not learn and they can get a different view. I really think this would help!
Originally Posted by hapersmion
That's what the OB said when he refused to attend my breech birth (first baby) - that he used to do them and think nothing of it, but now he was too scared to get sued. He said if something goes wrong because of a c-s, the courts won't generally find the doctor at fault because he was "doing all he could", but if anything went wrong during a vaginal breech birth, he would definitely be blamed. So I guess that's the reasoning a lot of them follow, even though it means a lot of moms get cut open to protect the doctors from lawsuit risk.
Good thing OBs are not required for births to happen.
My son shows no signs of hyperactivity or anything like that so far, btw.